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Favorite Netflix posh teen drama: 'Elite' or 'Baby'?

Netflix's "Elite" and "Baby" are giving us some filthy rich, posh teen realness! Season one of "Elite" dropped in early October 2018, and the praised Spanish teen soap opera is already a smash on Netflix, centering on teen status, tropes of privilege, class, and sexuality. "Baby" may be even more shocking than "Elite," focusing on teenage prostitutes who attend a posh high school in Rome, and it's reportedly based on true eventsWhich series is Netflix's best posh teen drama?

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Below is the synopsis of "Elite," per Rotten Tomatoes

Las Encinas, the best and most exclusive school in Spain where the elite send their children to study, is also where three working class kids have just been admitted after their academy was destroyed by an earthquake and the local council divided up the students between the different schools in the area. The clash between those who have everything and those who have nothing to lose creates the perfect storm that ultimately ends in a murder. Who is behind the crime?

"Elite" holds a fresh rating of 100 percent and an audience score of 84 percent on Rotten TomatoesKayla Kumari Upadhyaya wrote for Thrillist about why everyone loves the teen soap opera:

Elite, full of nuance in its discussions about class, privilege, and sexuality, doesn't have to be relegated to yet another guilty pleasure. Just, please: Watch it with subtitles.

Watch the trailer for the series below, and tell us you don't want to delve into this teen drama.

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Below is the synopsis of "Baby," per Cosmopolitan

For those of you who were sucked into the paranoid world of Netflix's Élite, you may find yourself intrigued by its latest foreign language series, Baby. Similar to the spanish teen soap, Baby is a grime-stained window into the lives of various students who attend an exclusive Roman high school. Mostly, the series focusses on Chiara (Benedetta Porcaroli) and Ludovica (Alice Pagani), who turn to high-end prostitution to make money. But, unlike Élite, Baby has been the subject of massive pushback from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for "glamorizing" the true story of the 'Baby Squillo' scandal (which roughly translates to baby prostitute).

That's right, "Baby" is reportedly based on a true story. Here's more from Emily Tannenbaum for Cosmopolitan on the true events: 

Back in 2014, it was discovered (thanks to a concerned parent) that two high school girls in the wealthy district of Parioli, Rome were selling their bodies for sex in order to buy luxury products like designer clothes and electronics. According to the Daily Beast, a dozen more girls were involved in the underage prostitution ring, but it "centers on a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old who told investigating prosecutor Cristina Macchiusi that they got into the game by searching 'easy money' on Google."
“I wanted a lot of money and I didn’t want to miss out on having on anything,” Angela—both girls were given fake names in the report—said during an interview with investigating prosecutor Christina Macchiusi.
Angela and Agnese (also a fake name) followed an online ad and found Nunzio Pizzacalla, an officer with the Italian Alpine military service and Mirko Ieni, who would become their pimps. But one aspect of the case that makes it so shocking was how the mothers became involved.

While "Baby" is following in the footsteps of "Elite," the shocking teen soap drama is turning its own heads. Check out the trailer below and tell us that "Baby" isn't a drama you want to immediately watch.

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Favorite Netflix posh teen drama: 'Elite' or 'Baby'?
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